Creative Associates International Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
Creative Associates International Finance Manager Jobs in EthiopiaClosing date
: 12 Oct 2019
Creative Associates seeks a Finance Manager for a short-term engagement to support a grants program in Ethiopia. S/he will provide overall financial management and oversight for the project and will work closely with the Regional Team Lead.
This position will also be a liaison with the Home Office to ensure full compliance with regulations and policies regarding implementation of effective internal controls.Reporting & Supervision:
The Finance Manager reports to the Regional Team Lead.Primary Responsibilities: Establish and maintain financial management and accounting control systems for program expenditures;
Ensure that the project meets all donor contractual requirements and complies with donor policies and regulations;
Receive and account for all funds for the project (performing weekly and monthly cash checks).
Liaise between Creative Associates' field and headquarters offices;
Participate in ongoing analysis, forecasting and review of project expenses;
Participate in budget planning and realignments as required;
Track the transfer of funds between headquarters and the field office and manage accounting and finance records of in-country expenses, including developing spreadsheet programs for tracking and monitoring all financial project activities, and maintaining spreadsheets with current project expense data;
Provide Project Director/HQ updates on the status of fund requests and work with Finance and Contracts (F&C) in Washington, DC to ensure the timely transfer of funds;
Submit wire transfer requests for field offices to F&C for processing;
Process check requests and wire transfer requests for payments to vendors in compliance with contract requirements;
Review and process invoices and in-field fee payments in accordance with Creative accounting procedures and contract policies;
Work closely with field-based subcontractors to ensure budgets, projections, and invoices are completed according to Creative/USAID policies and procedures;
Manage personnel and payroll office staff and procedures;
Maintain project financial and contractual files;
Develop financial procedures manual;
Provide financial management and systems training for project staff;
Maintain a database of accounting documents, in both electronic and hard copy;
Consolidate accounting data into a monthly return to be forwarded to Headquarters in paper and electronic copies;
Prepare the requisite financial documents and vouchers;
Draft quarterly and annual financial reports on financial status of project expenses and budget information and forward to F&C for review and approval by the Controller;
Coordinate with USAID regarding the management of U.S. dollars and local currencies;
Ensure monthly field expense reports; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
M.S. degree in accounting or financial management desired; B.S. degree with at least five (5) years of experience required;
Previous financial management of a donor-funded project in Ethiopia, with previous USAID experience strongly preferred;
Public or private sector management, financial analysis, cost accounting and relevant experience preferably in developing countries;
Demonstrated capacity to supervise a complex financial management or general ledger system;
Fluency in English and Amharic; and
Must be legally authorized to work in Ethiopia.
How to Apply:
Please apply online: Creative Associates International Finance Manager Jobs in Ethiopia
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